Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 7)


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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11 Responses

  1. Phil Chester says:

    Another fantastic article Ian, thank you. You will now see an upsurge in the protests and a another drop in the number of home fans willing to be treated like mugs by someone who does not care a jot about the authorities or our once proud club.

    Vaughan is laughing at the authorities because he can get away with it, the rules are slack and the process of removing people like him is slow and flawed.

    We had it bad with the mad Yank but this character is a whole different kettle of fish, but one thing is for sure, he will never overcome the strength of the passionate Chester fans. We may be few in numbers but our hearts are big.

    RIP Chester City Football Club

  2. XWWB says:

    Brilliant article, thanks for your continued exposure of our sorry plight. I wish the local media could be as hard-hitting as this

  3. jlew says:

    Stiring stuff. I am so disenchanted with football these days. I have been saying for years that “all football is corrupt from top to bottom” and nothing has happened to disprove my theory.

    Ian, you are an absolute hero for caring so passionately.

    Thank you

  4. John says:

    As a Wrexham supporter I have to say the reporting of Chester’s plight on 200% is superb and can only help those Chester supporters in their efforts to get rid of SV & Co. As stated, the Football authorities have shown yet again how toothless they really are and instead of helping Chester they have knocked another nail in their coffin. Financially things are getting worse day by day and when they cannot even pay for loan players who then have to go back to their clubs it shows that the end cannot be far off.

    The manager, Jim Harvey has done a great job under impossible circumstances but he is working increasingly with both hands behind his back.

    I don’t know how much SV hopes to get for the club, but how do you sell something so crippled in debt ?

    Chester fans are really getting their protests up to speed and I am sure all right thinking soccer fans will wish them all the best.

  5. dorsetvic says:

    As an exiled Northwich fan who went through the Connett debacle I find it increasingly difficult to comprehend the minds of the football authorities. An excellent article (again) which I shall pass on to forums I frequent.

  6. Arthur Nibble says:

    So, The Conference lets Chester City off time after time after time (to the obvious relief of the fans who believe in the club, but at the humanitarian expense of the leech Vaughan), yet last season they deducted seven points fron now ex-Conference South team Bognor Regis Town for faling to notice (probably due to The Conference using a fax machine rather than your typical 21st Century email system) that a player hadn’t been registered for three months, because it took the Conference that long to notice the disccrepancy? Flintstones, meet the Flintstones!

  7. jertzee says:

    Why are we surprised the football authorities have bottled it once again?

    Once they think that they are not in a 100% watertight legal position they bottle it.
    Just like they did in 2002 with Wimbledon, letting a 3 man commission make the decision for them because of a threat of legal action from Koppel, they are taking the easy option now because they probably fear some sort of comeback.

    Everyone knows Vaughan is the man that needs to be expunged from the game, instead the FA /Conference etc are treating the fans with contempt AGAIN.

    Absolute bloody farce.

  8. Martin says:

    They may be trying to protect the integrity and vested interests of the sport but they are failing completely.

  9. Martin says:

    Sadly Arsene Wenger not shaking hands is deemed a bigger football story than this.

    Football stinks.

  10. Captain Yellow says:

    Great article. The Football Conference have failed to deal effectively with every single insolvency issue over the past few seasons and have treated clubs and fans with absolute contempt. Brian Lee and Dennis Strudwick should hang their heads with shame at this latest episode.

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